Sign Up for the Talent Show Now!

Dear Pathfinder Parents,

We are in the new year, and ever closer to the annual Pathfinder Talent Show! This year allows 40 slots, on a first come-first served basis. Each act is limited to 1.5 minutes. If your student wants to participate and doesn’t have their audition slip from before break, check with the front office for a new one. We are about half full and slots will fill up fast, so please act quickly! The deadline to turn in your application is Friday, January 12th. No late slips will be accepted.

Mandatory rehearsal dates: January 23rd after school, February 13th after school, performance February 15th (morning and evening).

Thanks,

Victoria Melton

Pathfinder K-8 Music

206-252-9750

Volunteer with After School Program

The after school program seeks volunteers for 2 shifts M-F: 3:20-4:05 and 4:20-5:05. Session begins Monday January 22 and ends Friday March 30. All volunteers get 50% off per day of volunteering, up to two classes. Please email us if you’re interested, at:

afterschoolprogram@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

Pathfinder Amazon Link is Broken

Important information about the Pathfinder Amazon Link!

The link is currently shut down due to some technical issues.

While we are working out the problems please use the Amazon Smile program instead (I believe you can select this through their website).

Also, if you have the link bookmarked or saved in any way, please delete it for now.

Please use the Contact Us Page to send us a message with any questions.

Winter After School Program Signup

Follow this link for information, catalog and registration for the Winter 2018 After School program options.

 

Pathfinder Auction 2018 Save The Date – Saturday March 3rd

Planning for our auction has already started, so mark your calendars for the big day

Saturday March 3rd at the Hall At Fauntleroy.

This year’s theme is “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Think of all the amazing adventures our kids go on here at Pathfinder!

Our annual auction is the biggest fundraiser of the year and enables the PTSA to fund important programs such as the Earth Project, After School Classes, Scholarships, Field Trips, Outdoor Education, Support Staff and more.

The auction is also a terrific way to be involved and great community building event.

Get Involved, Donate Item and sign up for a Group Event starting January 16th!

Procurement forms can be found in the office right now!

Questions, comments, would like to volunteer? Contact us at: auction@pathfinderk8ptsa.org

The Adventure Awaits . . .

Fund-A-Need Updates: Sound System Gets Rocking and Books are in the Hands of Kids

Every year at our annual auction we raise the paddle to fund a special project for our school, such as the new playground, classroom libraries, the Earth Project and technology. 
Here are updates on the two still in progress and a big thank you to our community for making it all possible.

2017 Sound System:  Last year’s rock stars raised over $12,000 to fund a new sounds system for our stage to replace the blown speakers and non-working microphones so student performances and guest speakers could be heard. After working through the bid process and figuring out all the details, a purchase order has been submitted and installation will start soon. Rock on!

2016 Literacy Book Room:  Our 2016 auction superheros made it possible to help fund a book room that includes book sets that whole classes can use, as well as smaller book sets that groups of 4-8 readers can use in literature circle groups. Teachers have been busy ordering books and they are steadily coming in and getting into the hands of students. 

School Bus Strike – 11/29

The following message from Principal David Dockendorf explains the plan at school for tomorrow, 11/29, during the school bus strike.

Dear Pathfinder Parents,

Good Afternoon,

The Teamsters union representing the bus drivers are calling for a 1 day strike for tomorrow, both am and pm with an option to go on strike again if negotiations continue to stall.

Our school plan for tomorrow is:  Students who ride buses will be allowed on campus beginning at 8:10.  The students are to go to the gym and cafeteria.  Breakfast will begin at 8:25 with outside supervision beginning at 8:25.   Parents, please be reminded that tomorrow is an Early Release Day at 2:10 and we ask that you arrange alternative transportation for the afternoon.   All students must be picked up by 2:30 PM.

Late arrivals and students who do not attend school due to transportation will be excused.

We are truly sorry for this inconvenience tomorrow and hope that you are able to make this workable for your family.

Thank you

David Dockendorf

Check out this article for more information: https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/seattle-school-bus-drivers-to-strike-wednesday/

We have auction chairs!

Desirae Wilkerson

Desirae Wilkerson (Mom to a Seal and Raven) and Jenny Gutama Kulas  (mom to a Seal) have enthusiastically stepped up to co-chair this year’s auction.

Save the date—Saturday, March 3, 2018.

It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and some say it’s the most FUN!  If you have ideas for the auction, want to volunteer on the committee, or want to say thank you for leading it, you may reach them at auction@pathfinderk8ptsa.org 

Jenny Gutama Kulas

Would you like to host a group event?

GROUP EVENTS are unique and creative fundraisers that support school programs for our kids and are hosted by parents, teacher, and staff. The kid events are for Pathfinder kids, and the adult events are for Pathfinder parents and other adult guests. Examples from the kid events include Capture the Flag, Sleepover with David and Lisa (at school!), pizza and craft night with the Earth Hall teachers. Adult events have included Wine Tasting, Hacker Golf Tournament, Healing Balms and Salves, Happy Bites Italian Cooking Class and Dinner. Last year we had about 20 unique events hosted at restaurants, homes, stores, and parks. The sky is the limit.  

If you are looking for a fun way to volunteer and enjoy meeting people and having fun, this might be the opportunity for you. I can help think through the logistics and get it scheduled.

November 17 is Elder-Grandparent-Special Friend Luncheon

Don’t forget to register by November 16th for this lovely Pathfinder tradition.